WINTER PARK, Fla., an internationally recognized ICMA Excellence Award winner with accredited fire-rescue, police and parks & recreation agencies
(September 1, 2016) – The newly renovated Winter Park Golf Course has quickly become one of the rarest 9-hole golf courses in the country, and is ready to celebrate its grand reopening.
Saturday, October 1 – Grand Reopening Celebration
8 a.m. ? Official Ribbon Cutting
9 a.m. ? VIP Invitational Tournament
Noon ? Member Sneak Peek & Play
2 p.m. ? Family Ice Cream on the Green
Enter the “Name the Putting Course” Contest
Sunday, October 2 – Course opens to the public
Public tee time booking begins September 29 @ 7 a.m. by calling 407-599-3419.
7 a.m. ? Public play BEGINS!
5 p.m. ? Raffle drawing for Scotty Cameron Putter
Golfers will experience drastically noticeable different playability on the newly renovated course that offers more challenges to their game, such as:
• Sand traps, contours, undulations, and varying elevations have replaced the previously flat landscape.
• Tee boxes were moved to line the player down the fairway, aiming their drive away from the roads and moving vehicles.
• Greens are now three times larger than what players have experienced in the past, which offers new pin placement opportunities and requires new strategies.
The golf course was designed with the avid player in mind, but is just as perfect for the beginner as a great place to learn the game, especially on the new putting course that is now a part of the new golf experience.
The course officially closed for renovations March 1, 2016. Field crews and course designers physically removed all of the 50+ year-old sod and exposed the surface to its core. New irrigation was installed that simultaneously fertilizes while watering the grounds. In April, the sprigging of the course began and was done by hand as an alternative to planting seeds. Over 800 bushels of Bermuda grass (type 419) sprigs were used per acre on this 44-acre property and took one month to complete. The result is lush, green grass that will help the consistency of the hitting surface as well as the speed of the greens.
For more details, please visit www.winterparkgolfcourse.com. To schedule your tee time and to be one of the first new corporate or individual members, please call the
proshop at 407-599-3339.
Clarissa Howard 407-599-3428 or cell 407-948-2044